Review: Codex Empire's wingspan tech has been a glorious new entry into the techno sphere, as of late, and we have welcomed his output for aufnahme + wiedergabe with open arms. This week, he appears alongside Marmo with a heavy EP for the sublime Khemia label, an imprint which has taken 2016 by storm with a series of magnetic releases from artists like In Aeternam Vale, Rrose, and Volte-Face, a Junodownload favourite. The former's tune "Sevde" is a veritable steam-roller of a tune, banging its bumpy drums away helter-skelter, and accompanied by dark, brooding industrial sonics, while Marmo's "Alchimia" is more distorted, more deeply intertwined in its various percussive webs, but still of the same calibre as Codex Empire's tune. Two menacing techno killers with a simple yet effective vision.
Katsunori Sawa - "Unpleasant Consequences" - (6:01) 88 BPM
Codex Empire - "Assuming The Posture Of Death" - (5:22) 69 BPM
Rommek - "Mantra" - (6:03) 64 BPM
Von Grall - "Sacrifice" - (5:41) 64 BPM
Manni Dee - "A Lackey For Life" - (4:58) 64 BPM
NX1 - "LYA1" - (5:35) 62 BPM
HUREN - "The Man With The Snake On His Face" - (10:07) 61 BPM
Isorinne - "Weightless Breath" - (6:40) 75 BPM
Review: Much like imprints cuh as In Paradisum a few years back, the Leyla imprtin is killing it on the space that resides between house, techno and noise, with artists from all three disciplines working together for a sound that is both unique to the label and highly representative of the times we're living in. It's a various artists compilation this time around, with names like Mondkopf, Codex Empire, Von Grall and Manni Dee all bursting through the speakers with their inimitably tenebrous approach to crafting dark, underground industrial music with a techno edge. Although you'll undoubtedly be peddled some hyped releases from other labels, you should not walk away from here without having listened to this because, in our opinion, this is the cr?me-de-la-cr?me right now. Sick.